Harbhajan Singh Likely To Miss IPL 2020: Report

Harbhajan Singh picked up 16 wickets in 11 video games for CSK in IPL 2019.© AFP

Chennai Super Kings after releasing Suresh Raina attributable to private causes might now additionally miss out on the providers of senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh because the latter is but to affix the staff within the UAE for the 13th version of the Indian Premier League. Talking to ANI, sources within the know of developments mentioned that whereas he’s but to formally inform the franchise about his availability, the staff is making ready for all times minus Harbhajan on this version of the cash-rich league.

“He has not despatched in any official communication and that’s anticipated by at this time night or tomorrow. However the staff administration has been informed to arrange for the state of affairs whereby they might miss his providers,” the supply mentioned.

Final week, information of Raina leaving the staff and returning dwelling got here as a giant jolt as he has been an integral a part of the franchise from the primary season. Whereas he did play for Gujarat Lions when CSK was suspended, he returned to the fold when CSK made a return to the league in 2018.

Whereas there have been plenty of issues mentioned about Raina’s sudden departure, the previous India batsman has made it clear that it was a private resolution and he got here again for his household. Whereas he has gone on so as to add that one may see him again within the staff this season itself, CSK as a cricketing unit has not reacted to the identical.

Earlier, it got here to gentle that two Chennai Super Kings players along with 11 support staff members had examined constructive for coronavirus and that led to the BCCI issuing a statement that strict protocols have been being adopted and there was no cause to fret.

“13 personnel have examined constructive of which 2 are gamers. All of the affected personnel in addition to their shut contacts are asymptomatic and have been remoted from different staff members. They’re being monitored by the IPL Medical Staff,” the BCCI had mentioned in an official launch.

On September 1, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan had confirmed that there are not any contemporary coronavirus instances within the contingent. He additionally mentioned that those who examined constructive earlier can be examined as soon as once more solely after their 14-day quarantine interval is over.


The CEO had mentioned that there was no contemporary case and the contingent is damaging aside from those who had examined constructive earlier. 

“Those that examined constructive earlier can be examined once more solely after 14 days,” he had mentioned.

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